Vice Minister, Liaison Office of The Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., China; Professor & Director, Center for Research on Intelligent Perception and Computing, CAS Institute of Automation, Beijing, China.
Tan is Vice Minister, Central Government's Liaison Office in Hong Kong, China and also Professor & Director, Center for Research on Intelligent Perception and Computing, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China. He received his BSc in electronic engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China in 1984, and his MSc and PhD degrees in electronic engineering from Imperial College London, UK in 1986 and 1989 respectively. He worked at the University of Reading, UK (1989-97) until he joined the Natl. Lab. of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), CAS Institute of Automation, as full professor. He served as Dir. Gen. of the Institute (2000-07), Director of NLPR (1998-2013), Dep. Sec.-Gen.(2007-2015) and Vice President (2015-2016), CAS. His current research interests include biometrics, image and video understanding, and information forensics and security. He is a Fellow, CAS; Internatl. Fellow, UK Royal Academy of Engineering; Corresponding Mem., Brazilian Aca. Sci.; Fellow, IEEE; Fellow, Internatl. Assoc. of Pattern Recognition.
Pattern recognition, computer vision, image processing, video analysis, biometrics, artificial intelligence.